Saturday, July 28, 2012

Calendar Girls ~ Christmas in July

It is the 28th, so I am here to welcome you to another round with the Calendar Girls!

Who are the Calendar Girls? We are a group of bloggers who want to have a place where friendships blossom, creativity abounds, and encouragement prevails! In keeping with that dream, this blog group has been created so we will have a place to interact and enjoy being fellow bloggers.

This month Carol posted our July Theme ---Since it is my turn to pick a theme for this month...I am going to once again try and get a head start on the holiday season by asking each of you to post a "Christmas in July" card. I love Christmas and have tons of holiday sets and it is a shame that I don't get to use them all year am going to ask you to break out the Christmas tunes and make a Christmas card... Also, I would love to know if you have any very special Christmas traditions OR a special Christmas memory from years past.... A big thank you to Michelle for helping me out last month...I do appreciate it....

I love Christmas and I too would love to get a jump on making cards this year. I used a Penny Black stamp that I bought last year, but had not used it. And, in honor of our hostess Carol—I used a glitter pen to add some sparkle to the stocking and ornaments!

Here is a picture of the inside, with an additional sentiment by Verve

As far as a Christmas memory, I do remember heading to church on Christmas Eve and my mom, dad and I were in the car.  My dad “forgot” something in the house and came out a few minutes later.  When we got home, it seemed there were now presents under the tree that were not there before.  Hummmm………

Image/Sentiment—Penny Black Winter Glitter/Sentiments Great Impressions (no name listed) and Verve Christmas Blessings

Cardstock—Gina K Red Hot and White; PTI Berry Sorbet; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Designer Paper

Ink—Memento Black; Stampin’ Up Real Red

Accessories—Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Brad;  Copic Markers; Jelly Roll Stardust Clear Pen; SU Punch

Please check out the blogs of all of the Calendar Girls—there are 10 of us, so it might take you a bit.   I am sure you will enjoy all of the Christmas creations and holiday stories. All of the blogs are listed on my left sidebar. Thanks for joining us!!!!!!!

I also have entered this card in the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin'--Christmas in July
Pixie Dust Studio--Christmas in July
ABC Christmas Challenge



How wonderful that your presents magically appeared while you were at Church!

Your card is lovely. That immie is just great!


Beautiful card. Love the layout!


Wonderful card, Barb! The reds with that image are very festive. I really like the gold accents from the glitter pen also.

Carolina Little

Barb how pretty!!!. Christmas cards look so beautiful in red!!!. LOVE it!!!


Lovely card for Christmas, and red is always a favorite with me.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Debbiexx

Carol W

Oh my goodness Barb...thank you for using a glittah pen....I love your card...the layout is amazing and I love how you colored the stockings. I also love the bling in the upper corner...the inside is wonderful...great job on this card and I love your memory as well...thank heavens your dad would forget♥


awww...magic must have been in the air when your dad 'forgot' something....TFS
Sweet the hanging stocking and all the glittery ornaments. Awesome layering of all the components of your card...
well done Barb! ♥


Great card. I love all the layers and that image is wonderful. Love all the glitter...somehow, I missed the glitter part. Sweet memory. My dad always hid the gifts from "Santa" and then they would be under the tree Christmas morning.


Fab card, love that image.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and we hope to see you again soon, Wedgie xxx

Desire Fourie

Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design.   Hop on over to Doing Life and stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member


Great card Barb, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

Pam x

:: BlueInks ::

Love the paper and the colors you used this round! Perfect for the image you used. Super cute!!!!

Patty Gorka

I love red Christmas cards and your ornaments are just perfect! Great card, Barb!


What a sweet christmas-card. I love that you only used red- and it still really look like christmas. I love the cute inside too!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela


so cute! I love that image :)

Heather B

Cute card!! I love the stocking image.


Aw, just perfect, Barb! Love the stockings - one of my fave Christmas themes! x0x0


Sneaky dad!! Love the story! My parents were never sneaky like that!

Love the card...and the layers and the papers you used!!


A wonderful card!


Gorgeous card - love all the red!
Thanks for playing with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x


Awesome Red card! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)


Wonderful monochromatic card. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065

Wow! WOW!!! Love your Christmas card. Absolutely gorgeous!!!